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[movies]German Battlecruisers Scharnhorst on Patrol - U.S. Navy
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This Kriegsmarine film shows the cruise of the German warships Gneisenau and Blucher in the North Atlantic in 1939 and 1940. These two ships were to be part of what Adolph Hitler hoped would be a new German Navy that would challenge Britain's mastery of the sea. The cruiser Blucher would be sunk just a short time after the film was made, in 1940 during the invasion of Norway...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 15,886 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Carrier flight deck safety - U.S. Navy
Made to promote flight deck safety, this Vietnam era film features footage shot aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59). It was made in 1967, the same year that the ship suffered a terrible fire that cost 134 lives. It is unclear whether the film predates the fire, or was made in its wake. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) superseded Shinano of World War II vintage as the largest aircraft carrier ever built by full load displacement and was the first to specifically support jet aircraft...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 2,850 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Fighting Lady USS Yorktown - Twentieth Century Fox
Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor.
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 5,010 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Wings of the Fleet - U.S. Government
A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 1,373 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Battle of Midway - U.S. Navy
Made in 1942 and shot in color, "The Battle of Midway" is John Ford's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking. Featuring voice overs by Donald Crisp, Henry Fonda, and Jane Darwell, the film includes material shot by Ford himself during the Japanese bombardment of Midway. John Ford's handheld, 16mm footage of the battle was captured totally impromptu. He had been in transit on the island, roused from his bunk by the sounds of the battle, picked up his camera and began shooting...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 2,004 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: Uboat sinks Courageous - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,992 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Sailors and Sirens - Cine Art
An amusing short film, made prior to WWII, that shows a group of Hawaiian maidens performing the traditional hula dance aboard a U.S. Navy battleship.
Keywords: U.S. Navy short
Downloads: 1,312 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: German Navy WWI - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Shows naval actions in World War I (WWI), including the German High Fleet engaging the British Royal Navy at Jutland. Contains actual combat footage of German warships firing upon and sinking a British battlecruiser which then capsizes. Footage also includes Zebrugge, Scapa Flow and Firth of Forth.
Keywords: World War I (WWI) German Newsreel
Downloads: 3,391 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]German Newsreel: U-Boats - Germeinnuttziger
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
Keywords: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film
Downloads: 2,231 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Graf Zeppelin Newsreel - German Schmalfilm
This German propaganda newsreel was part of a a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII. This film celebrates the launching of Germany's new navy, including the super battleship Bismarck in 1939 and a never-completed aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin in 1938. Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolph Hitler can be seen at the christening of Graf Zeppelin at Kiel. Also featured in this newsreel is footage of the construction of U-boats and the launch of a completed boat.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 2,353 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Sunset in the Pacific - U.S. Navy
This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless...
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 4,171 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The World of the Sea Deep Diving - U.S. Navy
Profiles the role of the U.S. Navy's hardhat divers, and shows the various systems used to support their operations. This film includes footage of re-compression chambers and diver support equipment. The special men of honor who served as the Navy's hardhat divers during WWII salvaged lost equipment, repaired ships at sea and in the harbor, and served in many other important capacities.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,283 (2 reviews)
[movies]Salvage of the USS Squalus - Castle Films
Shows the rescue of the submarine USS Squalus, SS-192, after an accident caused it to sink off the coast of New England. Featuring the use of salvage and support vessel USS Falcon, whose highly-trained crew saved precious lives using a rescue diving bell.
Keywords: Resuce of the the USS Squalus
Downloads: 426
[movies]Yanks Smash Truk - Castle Films
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows Operation Hailstone, the U.S. assault on "Japan's Pearl Harbor", the naval base at Truk. Footage shows Task Force 58, which included the fleet carriers USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Enterprise, and the light carriers USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabot, USS Monterey, and USS Cowpens as they strike the Japanese base beginning in February of 1944...
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 587
[movies]Carrier Operations 1944 - U.S. Navy
Details the life of the crew aboard a fleet aircraft carrier operating in the Pacific during WWII in 1944. Includes footage of aircraft operations including Grumman TBM Avengers and Hellcats, maintenance, take-offs and landings, and the mundane side of crew life.
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 1,029
[movies]Our Crucial Deterrent: Poseidon - U.S. Government
Made to promote the upgrading of Polaris SSBN submarines to carry the new Poseidon missile, this film presents an overview of the nation's undersea nuclear force. A brief history of the Polaris SSBNs is presented, including the development of the solid-rocket engine and launch apparatus. Admiral Raborn is shown on the occasion of the first successful undersea launch of a missile from a submarine. Earlier attempts to place a missile on a sub, including the Regulus missile era are shown...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 347
[movies]The Battle U.S. Navy Exercise 193? - U.S. Government
Made prior to the outbreak of World War II (WWII) as the United States began a build-up of its naval forces, "The Battle" shows a gigantic fleet exercise and promotes the capabilities of the two ocean navy. Features footage of battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and various support craft including hospital ships and supply vessels. Many vessels are shown including the North Hampton class battleship Chicago (CA-29), the USS California (BB-44), and the submarine USS Pe...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 810
[movies]USCG Auxilliary - U.S. Coast Guard
During a wartime emergency, the ships of the Coast Guard were supplemented by hundreds of civil craft. Outfitted as Coast Guard Auxilliary craft, these pleasure cruisers were tasked with such tasks as spotting enemy U-boats, and rescuing crews of ships sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic. This rare film, made as a recruiting tool for this special service, discusses how it all works.
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 290
[movies]Submarines at Sea
Made prior to World War II (WWII) this US Navy submarine recruiting film features footage of the Perch Class, Shark Class, Salmon Class, and Porpoise class submarines. Specific boats include: P-3 USS Shark, P-4 USS Perch, P-1 USS Porpoise, P-6, P-7, P-9, P-9. Also featured: USS Perch SS-176, USS Plunger SS-179, USS Pollack SS180, USS Pickerel SS 177, USS Salmon SS-182, USS Seal SS-183, USS Skipjack SS -184, USS Snapper SS-285, USS Sturgeon SS-187.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Training Film
Downloads: 756
[movies]Service in Submarines
Made just prior to World War II (WWII), this film profiles the Submarine Training School at New London Conneticut. Features footage of new recruits being trained to join the "silent service". Submarines picture are the R4 (R-4) and R11 (R-11) boats, which were both R-1 class diesel submarines.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Submarine Training Film
Downloads: 789
[movies]ASW: The Submariners - U.S. Government
Shows the submarine USS Shark (SSN-591) conducting anti-submarine warfare maneuvers. A nuclear attack submarine, Shark was one of the Skipjack class boats launched in 1960. The film shows the crew conducting sonar searches, and living and working at sea. Also includes footage of the USS Holland (SS-1), the Navy's first submarine, as well as early subs including the S44. Also shown are the USS Gyatt (DD-712) and USS Fremont (PA-44)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 747
[movies]Rescue at Sea - Castle Films
In this short newsreel, an American female journalist and two others are seen rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine, after their helicopter suffered a mechanical failure and had to be ditched off the coast of South Korea. The date of this incident, and the name of the journalist and submarine, are not known.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 348
[movies]Cruisng with the Asiatic Fleet - U.S. Navy
This fascinating travelogue was made in 1934, in the era when China was in the grip of the Imperial nations. America operated its own fleet of warships in Chinese waters, to protect American interests, especially the tankers belonging to Standard Oil. Shown in the film are various U.S. Navy warships and gunboats, and although none are identified by name the USS Augusta (CA-31), flagship for the Asiatic fleet, is clearly visible...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
Downloads: 438
[movies]Seapower - U.S. Navy
Featuring Hollywood actor Glenn Ford as its star and narrator, this U.S. Navy publicity film shows the fleet at the height of readiness during the Cold War. Large fleet exercises are shown, in which anti-submarine warfare capabilities are demonstrated, as well as the strategic weapons of this era including nuclear-armed missiles and torpedoes. Some of the featured vessels include: the SS United States, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), USS Hartley (DE-1029), the Trieste and its tender ship USNS Rappahanno...
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 623
[movies]Cadet Cruise - U.S. Coast Guard
Made in 1940, this U.S. Coast Guard film shows the Cadet Cruise made by the USCG's class of 1940. The USCG cutter Bibb was deployed to South America with the cadets on board, and visits made to a variety of Central and South American ports. A transit of the Panama Canal is made, and Lima and Santiago visited along with Cartagena. Bibb is quite a storied sip. Built in 1936, the USCGC Bibb (WPG-31) was a 327-foot (100 m) Secretary-Class (also known as "Treasury Class") Coast Guard ship named for U...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard recruiting film
Downloads: 385
[movies]USCG Alaska Patrol - U.S. Coast Guard
The sea lanes surrounding Alaska are the gateway to the Arctic Ocean, and of vital importance to the United States during the Cold War. In this film, the men of the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66) visit Alaskan waters, and perform various humanitarian missions among its Native American residents. Klamath also monitors the seas, servicing buoys and making certain the sea lanes are safe for transit...
Keywords: U.S. Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 595
[movies]US Navy Blast Marshall Islands - Castle Films
This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 473
[movies]Missiles of the Navy - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy film traces the history of U.S. missile development up until 1958. It includes footage from World War II of the BAT, a small guided missile for anti-ship use. It also features footage of: the JB-1 Loon (a submarine-launched version of the German V-1 Buzz Bomb), the Terrier, the Talos, Polaris, Bullpup, the V-2 missile, the Regulus I, the Regulus II, and the Sidewinder. It also includes footage of the Naval Research Laboratory NRL, the Naval Missile Test Center at Point Mugu in Cal...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 1,051
[movies]USS Wakefield: Story of a Transport - U.S. Navy
During a glamorous career as the ocean liner USS Manhattan, the Manhattan plied the Atlantic sea lanes between Europe and the USA. It carried the U.S. Olympic team including Jesse Owens and Glenn Cunningham to Germany in 1936. During WWII, the ship was rechristened the USS Wakefield (AP-21) and placed into service by the U.S. Coast Guard as a troop ship. Its wartime service was spent transporting tens of thousands of American soldiers to the battlefront...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Propaganda Film
Downloads: 436
[movies]Medical Effects of Diving - U.S. Navy
Diving in the deep sea, whether with scuba gear or a hard hat suit, is fairly safe as long as the diver is conscious of the effects of pressure. This U.S. Navy training film discusses the physical principles of diving, and shows some of the medical consequences of mishaps.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 465
[movies]USS Nautilus at the Pole Newsreel - U.S. Navy
This U.S. Navy newsreel shows Commander William Anderson of the nuclear powered submarine Nautilus, being greeted at the White House by President Eisenhower. During the period 22 July 1958 to 5 August 1958, U.S.S. Nautilus transited the Arctic Ocean from the Bering Sea to the Greenland Sea, becoming the first vessle in history to pass submerged beneath the geographic North Pole.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 257
[movies]Underwater Photography - Franklin Institute
Details the work of John Fenjohn, who invented a series of cameras for use in the underwater world. Film features footage of the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), now known as the SEALs, conducting operations off of the submarine USS Quillback (SS-424). Also shows various developments in diving, including the use of the miniature depth gauge, SCUBA apparatus, and submarine air lock. Hosted by Commander Francis Douglas Fane, a former UDT...
Keywords: Educational film
Downloads: 586
[movies]The Seas of Liberty - U.S. Navy
A scenic cruise along the Hudson and the East River in New York is used to discuss the history of the U.S. Navy, from its earliest era to the present. Features footage of the SS United States, RMS Queen Mary, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Also contains shots of the fighting ship USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides".
Keywords: U.S. Navy propaganda film
Downloads: 348
[movies]Yangtze Patrol U.S. Navy - U.S. Government
This rare film features ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet patroling the Yangtze River. The Asiatic Fleet's gunboats were tasked with protecting American shipping (primarily oil tankers) from pirates and the Japanese. Contains amazing footage of life in China circa 1935 including the cities of Chunking, Shanghai, and the countryside. Ships featured in this film are the USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Borie (DD-215) and USS Simpson (DD-221) as well as US gunboats.
Keywords: Newsreel of US Involvement in China pre World War II (WWII)
Downloads: 992
[movies]German Navy Newsreels - German Newsreel
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. The German invasion of Norway is shown, with units of the Kriegsmarine enforcing sea lanes and allowing the free movement of supplies and men. Junkers trimotor aircraft support the invasion.
Keywords: German propaganda film
Downloads: 1,064
[movies]USS Squalus Disaster - Pathe News
Rescue and recovery the of the submarine USS Squalus, SS-192, after a disaster, sinking off the coast of New England. Featuring the use of USS Falcon and its highly trained crew saving lives using the Navy's Diving Bell.
Keywords: Resuce of the the USS Squalus
Downloads: 630
[movies]Coast Guard On Foreign Shores - U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated...
Keywords: Coast Guard educational film
Downloads: 518
[movies]Yanks Bomb Tokyo - Castle Films
Yanks Bomb Tokyo
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 821
[movies]DSRV Footage - U.S. Government
Contains footage of the DSRV-2, Avalon submarine deep sea rescue vehicle. Includes launching footage, and a demonstration of how the vehicle could be carried in a cargo aircraft to any ocean in the world. One of two Mystic class rescue vehicles, Avalon was decommissioned in 2000. It could dive to up to 1500 meters.
Keywords: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
Downloads: 367
[movies]USS Nautilus General Dynamics - General Dynamics
Shows the launch and initial operations of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus SSN-571. President Harry S. Truman attends the launch ceremony. Hyman Rickover, the father of the nuclear submarine fleet, is also visible. Also featured is footage of the launch of USS Seawolf SSN-575 at the General Dynamics shipyard. This submarine used a sodium cooled reactor, which was not a successful design...
Keywords: Educational film
Downloads: 301
[movies]The Eyes of the Navy - U.S. Navy
Produced in cooperation with the United States Navy, "The Eyes of the Navy" follows aviators through their basic training in Pensacola, Florida and advanced training at Naval Air Station San Diego, California. Various phases of instruction are shown, from classroom work, to instrument training in a Link trainer, solo flight and carrier landings and take-offs from USS Enterprise (CV-6). Some other highlights include machine gun practice, bombing and dive bombing practice...
Keywords: U.S. Navy recruiting film
Downloads: 1,226
[movies]The Fathoms Deep - Castle Films
This film contains early footage of French Navy officer Jacques Yves Cousteau demonstrating his revolutionary underwater breathing apparatus known as SCUBA.
Keywords: Jacques Yves Cousteau and SCUBA
Downloads: 631
[movies]Frogmen Under Water - U.S. Navy
In this short newsreel, UDTs or Underwater Demolition Team frogmen demonstrate a long endurance dive, staying underwater for a record 48 hours.
Keywords: Newsreel
Downloads: 528
[movies]Aircraft Catapult and Arresting Gear - U.S. Navy
Landing aboard an aircraft carrier is a task fraught with danger under normal conditions. When an aircraft has a malfunction or becomes disabled, it can be especially dangerous. The Mark-V barricade was developed to arrest disabled aircraft which, for whatever reason, may not be able to land by conventional "hook on a cable" means. Shown in this film are the procedures used to deploy the barricade, with commentary about how teamwork and attention to detail makes all the difference.
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 1,095
[movies]SeaLab I - U.S. Navy
In 1964 off the coast of Bermuda, SEALAB I was lowered to a depth 192 feet. This film documents that amazing event. The Sealab I experiment was to test the theories of saturated diving and the ability of humans to live and operate at extreme pressures. The test involved four divers: LCDR Robert Thompson, MC; Gunners Mate First Class Lester Anderson; Chief Quartermaster Robert A. Barth; and Chief Hospital Corpsman Sanders Manning...
Keywords: Deep Sea Ocean Exploration
Downloads: 1,121
[movies]ASW: Goblin on the Doorstep - Grumman Aircraft
Showcases the combined effort that is part of modern anti-submarine warfare, in which fixed and rotary wing aircraft work in conjunction with destroyers and escorts to locate and destroy enemy submarines. Featured in the film is footage of the fleet Sonar School, Grumman S-2 Tracker and the Neptune P2V operating off of the aircraft carrier USS Randolph (CV-15), and the destroyers USS Sarsfield (DD-837), USS Blandly (DD-943) and USS Cony (DD-508), and the submarine USS Sirago (SS-485).
Keywords: U.S. Navy training film
Downloads: 518
[movies]Schleswig-Holstein bombards Danzig - Castle Films
Newsreel footage shows the Kriegsmarine pre-dreadnought, Deutschland class battleship Schleswig-Holstein as it bombards Danzig, Poland during the outbreak of WWII in 1939. The Schlewsig-Holstein was credited with the first shots of World War II.
Keywords: German newsreel
Downloads: 819
[movies]41 for Freedom: Polaris Submarines - U.S. Government
Celebrates the launching of the nation's forty-one Polaris fleet ballistic missile submarines, the "41 for Freedom". These boats formed the nation's undersea nuclear deterrent throughout most of the Cold War. Features footage of USS Tunny (SS-282), USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), USS Lafayette (SSBN-616), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), and USS Nautilus (SSN-571)...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 839
[movies]Escape from a Disabled Submarine - U.S. Navy
In this training film, see how the U.S. prepares its submariners and submarine support personnel to handle potentially disastrous emergencies. The USS Balao (SS-285) plays the part of submarine that has had a fire aboard and is now stuck on the sea floor. Some trapped crew members make individual emergency buoyant ascents via the escape trunk. In the meantime, the submarine rescue ship USS Skylark (ASR-20), rushes to the scene and uses its Rescue Bell (RC14) to evacuate the remainder of the crew...
Keywords: U.S. Navy Training Film
Downloads: 3,614
[movies]USS Triton: Beyond Magellan - General Dynamics
The USS Triton (SSRN-586) was one of the largest submarines of its era. Equipped with twin reactors, Triton circumnavigated the world underwater in 1960, under the command of famous submariner Edward L. Beach. This color film details life aboard Triton during that epochal trip, and shows its triumphant homecoming, including a visit from President Dwight Eisenhower. Triton was to be used as a radar picket submarine, but problems related to its design meant that it was eventually relegated to use ...
Keywords: U.S. Navy educational film
Downloads: 402
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